Hit Parade

Junior shortstop Heather Bortz set an NCAA all-division record hitting streak of 44 consecutive softball games between April 15, 2003, and April 17, 2004. After breaking the previous NCAA Division III record of 36 games April 6 at Albright College, Bortz hit 80 of 159 at-bats (a .503 batting average) with 28 multiple-hit games during the streak. She has hit safely in 58 of her last 63 games.

Bortz also set the Moravian single-season record with 74 hits this season, and she is tied for first all-time with teammate Melissa Soroka 04. (Both have 191 hits.) Along with sophomore Meagan Hennessy, Bortz was named a First Team Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III All-American; the first time in college history that Moravian has had a first team All-American in softball.

As we went to press, Bortz was named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division Softball Third Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

John Cupples ’03, Kelly McLean ’03, and trustee Fred Reinhard display their awards at the 2003 Senior Athletics Awards Banquet.

Photo: Richard Claussen